Quietly, DaBaby has been consistently feeding his loyal fans all year long. Whether it be his collaborative project Better Than You with NBA YoungBoy from March or his multitude of singles with the likes of Moneybagg Yo, Pooh Shiesty and Nigerian icon Davido, DaBaby has made sure to stay busy for all of 2022.
This week, it became apparent that this musical barrage was a warm-up for his brand new album Baby On Baby 2, which fans had been waiting years for.
Released on Sept. 23, Baby On Baby 2 came with little warning. Although he proclaimed the album’s imminence on a late July episode for the Full Send Podcast, as well as dropping two promotional singles for the project in August — “TOUGH SKIN” and “WAITRESS” — he did not officially announce the release date until the day before (Sept. 22).
Even with nine songs from earlier this year to choose from, DaBaby delivered 14 original tracks for Baby On Baby 2, with only one feature from 2000s R&B icon Anthony Hamilton. The first rendition of Baby On Baby (2019) saw elite features from Offset, Rich Homie Quan, Rich The Kid and Stunna 4 Vegas, so it’s quite a change in philosophy to see Baby only have one other artist gracing the track list.
Simultaneously with the LP’s release, Baby delivered an eccentric music video for the fourth song “SOCKS,” as he portrays his own worst enemy in the visual.
During his conversation with the Nelk Boys on Full Send, Baby explained how much focus went into the project, saying that it was “the most attention I’ve paid to some music before I’ve dropped it.”
DaBaby’s most recent solo studio album came in the form of the quarantine-inspired Blame It On Baby from April 2020, followed by a subsequent deluxe months later in August 2020. That same year, Baby also provided the brief My Brother’s Keeper (Long Live G) EP dedicated to his late brother, which included seven songs and guest verses from Meek Mill, Polo G and more.
On his first solo, full-length release in over two years, DaBaby aims to reclaim his streaming dominance with the sequel to the album helped him break into the mainstream.
Check out ‘Baby On Baby 2’ below!